Presqu'ile, Lyon

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Between Rhône and Saone rivers

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  • Place des Jacobins
    Place des Jacobins
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  • La fontaine des Jacobins
    La fontaine des Jacobins
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  • Place des Jacobins
    Place des Jacobins
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    Presqu' île

    by OrlandoBR Updated Mar 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Lyon is cut by two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, which for a long urban peninsula, if you can call it that - Presqu' île means "almost an island". There are squares (Place des Terreaux, Place Bellecour), the Hôtel de Ville, the Opera, most of the commerce in Lyon, and the Lyon Perrache train station.

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    Euro 2000

    by barryg23 Updated Jan 21, 2003

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    Footy in Lyon

    Fondest memory: The Euro 2000 soccer tournament had just started when we arrived in Lyon. I remember watching France vs Czech Republic at the town hall in Lyon and I think France won 2-1. If you have eyes like a hawk you can see Thierry Henry scoring for france :)

    Most towns in France showed the games on a big screen at their town halls and it was a great way to meet people and follow the soccer. Susan wasn't a big fan of the footy so I had to think of creative ways of being in the town hall area when the games were being shown and hoping she'd take the hint!

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    by mignonne Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing:






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    Visit Saint Nizier Church
    French Gothic style church constructed in the 14th and 15th Century. The
    two pointed rooftops are of different colours! Picture coming up soon!Nice
    To get there, take the metro and get down at Cordeliers.
     



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    Place des Jacobins

    by Klod5 Updated Jun 10, 2007
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    Favorite thing: Là s'installèrent en 1236 les dominicains ou jacobins, dans un vaste couvent situé au sud de la place actuelle qui servait de cimetière aux moines. Au XVème siècle fut élevée une église plusieurs fois modifiée. La Révolution vendit les divers bâtiments comme bien nationaux, l'église servit d'écurie puis fut démolie en 1808. Le cloître abrita un temps la préfecture du Rhône avant d'être à son tour détruit. A sa place, sous le Second Empire, furent élevés les immeubles actuels.

    Fondest memory: Faites le tour de la place :
    - au N° 1 : immeuble construit en 186 par l'architecte Benoît Mouchon. A cet emplacement était situé l'imprimerie où Rabelais fit éditer son Pantagruel.
    - au N° 4 : singulier immeuble construit par Pierre Bossan qui rapelle la basilique de Fourvière.
    - au N° 9 : immeuble situé à l'emplacement de l'ancien couvent dont la façade est flanquée de deux atlantes barbus.

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    • Architecture

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    La fontaine des Jacobins

    by Klod5 Written Jun 10, 2007
    La fontaine des Jacobins

    Favorite thing: Très tôt, une pompe occupa la place, puis une fontaine où l'on devait installer la statue du préfet Vaïsse.
    La fontaine actuelle fût décidée en 1877. Sa réalisation fût confiée à l'architecte Gaspard André et au sculpteur Charles Delaplanche. Sous le titre "Lyon à ceux qui l'ont illustré" ils élevèrent un imposant monument dans le goût de l'époque. Au-dessus de sirènes girondes, un temple surmonté d'un petit dôme abrite les outils de quatre artistes lyonnais, tenant leurs outils : l'architecte Philibert Delorme, le graveur Gérard Audran, le sculpteur Guillaume Coustou et le peintre Hippolyte Flandrin.

    Very early, a pump occupied the place, then a fountain where one had to install the statue of prefect Vaïsse.
    The present fountain was decided in 1877. Its realization was confided to architect Gaspard André and sculptor Charles Delaplanche. Under the title "Lyon to those that illustrated" it they raised an imposing monument in the taste of the time. Above fat sirens, a temple surmounted of a small dome shelters the tools of four artists of Lyons, holding their tools : architect Philibert Delorme, engraver Gérard Audran, sculptor Guillaume Coustou and painter Hippolyte Flandrin.

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  • Lyon Simplifie

    by BradyJC3 Written Oct 23, 2003

    Favorite thing: Fourviere- great view and walk.
    Rue Merciere (2e) also bleeds French culture and food much like Vieux Lyon.
    The Ferris Wheel ride at Bellecour (jan/feb) provides a gorgeous view of all the terracotta colored rooftops in the city- nice photo op.

    Fondest memory: Drinking at the pubs, walking across the Rhone en route to the university, the bread, cheese, wine.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    A building

    by OrlandoBR Updated Mar 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Would be glad if anyone from Lyon told me what this is. An impressive building in the Presqu'île, I liked it and took a picture, but haven't got a clue on what it is :(

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